Haven Gallery invokes the dreamer in all of us with new exhibitions by Katie Gamb, Erika Sanada, Flor Padilla & Ronald Compánoca, as well as “The Art of Antiquity” group show featuring a wonderful lineup of artists. Filled with adventure and imagination, freefall down the rabbit hole where every twist and turn explores the innovative faculties of the individual creator. From moonlit strolls amongst the stars, and a sculpted conjuring of emotion, to afternoon picnics that dare to let us brood over interpretation… join us as we discover each magnificent collection.
Don’t miss these beautiful new bodies of work; view them in their entirety alongside all available inventory by visiting the Haven Gallery website! If you still need more and are looking to add to your personal collection, reflect upon past exhibitions and fuel your artistic wanderlust.
Katie Gamb, Erika Sanada, Flor Padilla, Ronald Compánoca
“The Art of Antiquity” Group Show
Opening Reception: Saturday, September 30, 2023 | 6-8pm
Exhibition Dates: September 30 – October 29, 2023
Opening Event with Katie Gamb, Flor Padilla and Ronald Companoca, Ren Phu, Kit Curry, Daniel Williams and more!
Refreshments will be served
Event Link: https://fb.me/e/1ckhzSMhn
50 Main St., Northport, NY 11768 | ph. (631) 757-0500
To inquire, please contact Erica at Haven Gallery via email firstname.lastname@example.org
About the Gallery //
Haven Gallery is run by Erica Berkowitz and Joseph Weinreb. The gallery first opened in 2015 in the Carriage House of historic Northport, NY. Within two years, the gallery doubled in size and expanded into the entire Carriage House building. Through their successful in-house exhibitions and presentations at art fairs both domestic and international, Haven opened a secondary location at 90 Main St., in 2020, during the height of the Covid pandemic. It was at that point, that Erica and Joseph knew it was time to find a permanent location for their artists. In January of 2022, they bought the building at 50 Main st., and opened its doors as Haven Gallery’s perennial home.
Haven Gallery’s focus is on exhibiting emotionally, intellectually and imaginatively driven, representational artwork that connects the audience and artist with universal axioms and passions. We work with both emerging and established artists who transcend their medium and subjects by exploring the world around them as well as the one within themselves.
Katie Gamb, “Earthly Paradise”
Haven Gallery is honored to present US (Wisconsin) based artist Katie Gamb for her second solo show “Earthly Paradise”, at the gallery. “Earthly Paradise” will feature ten oil paintings highlighting the relationships and synchronicity of humans, animals and the natural landscape through all phases of life. Lush green botany, blue skies and pastel tendencies brighten and tantalize the viewer as themes of decay, death and life flourish through moments of joy and growth. Motifs of splendor and celebration find themselves accompanied by decay and deterioration ultimately serving as a reminder of the fleeting yet bright nature of life. Gamb’s works remind us to cherish all our moments and celebrate the beauty of all phases of life.
About Katie Gamb //
Katie Gamb is an illustrator living and painting in a small, cozy corner of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Her love of narrative and the natural world informs her artwork, which is influenced by the fairy tales she immersed herself in as a shy, bookish child, as well as the forests she wandered growing up in the rural Midwest. She particularly enjoyed studying tiny worlds that often went unnoticed, creating backstories and personalities for the creatures she came across.
Since graduating from Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design with a BFA in Illustration, her work has been shown in galleries around the world, and resides in homes around the country. Although most of her time is spent drawing and painting, she still reads voraciously and wanders among the trees whenever she gets the chance.
Exhibition Statement //
I landed on the title Earthly Paradise before any of the paintings were developed. It comes from French author Colette’s autobiography, and immediately jumped out as the title I wanted to use. It embodies a dichotomy that I wanted to explore- the necessary pursuit of joy in the midst of the bombardment of Earthly concerns. Things like cruelty, mortality, etc. that eat away at us day by day, without relenting. Not the pursuit of perfection, but the acceptance of reality, and cultivation of a life in spite of these things, because there’s no avoiding them. (As someone with escapist tendencies, this can be a difficult task.) But I’ve been drawn to this theme for a long time, and felt it was the thread that could connect this body of work.
Erika Sanada, “Outcast”
Northport, NY– Haven Gallery is pleased to present “Outcast”, a mini solo exhibition of new work by Tokyo born, now California based artist Erika Sanada. “Outcast” is Sanada third solo show at the gallery and features a collection of eight ceramic works that serve as a visual representation of her anxiety and the feelings of emotional alienation that follow. Using sculpture, Sanada faces these feelings head on as she expresses herself in a multitude of ways.
Sanada is known for her candy colored sculptures of animals, usually puppies, playing, dreaming and interacting with other animal cohorts. The puppies represent Erika and the empathetic viewer, while the added animals represent notions of anxiety.
Exploring the motif of being an outcast is a continuation of using her art as a means of coping and confronting these feelings of emotional and mental adversity.
About Erika Sanada //
Erika Sanada is ceramic artist and her early inspirations stem from the creatures and characters of dark films. Watching film was a way of escaping from her bitter childhood. She creates hand sculpted hairless ceramic creatures and they are often adorable, but also have bizarre shapes. Her artwork has been shown at a number of art fairs, museums and both domestic and international galleries. She held a solo show at Canton Museum of Art in Ohio. Herr work has been published in Hi-Fructose Magazine, Hey! Magazine and Beautiful Bizarre Magazine.
Artist Statement //
My work expresses the constant anxiety I face every day. Since I was little, I always worried about meaningless things and felt a little different from the other kids. Growing up, this habit became bigger, and even now I overthink a lot of things. This makes me feel like I’m an outcast, but I’m also trying to cope with this anxiety. This body of work expresses my alienation and expresses my will to face it.
Flor Padilla & Ronald Compánoca, “Shared Dreams”
Northport, NY– Haven Gallery is pleased to present “Shared Dreams”, a dual solo exhibition of Peru based artists Flor Padilla and Ronald Compánoca for their debut US solo show at Haven Gallery. “Shared Dreams” features thirteen oil paintings laced with nostalgia, magic and imagination, reminding the viewer of their own childhood musings and dreams. Notable characters from fairytales hang amongst guardians of the natural world, attesting to the impact these stories had on our imaginations in exploring new places and masquerading different identities as we add these layers of creativity to define ourselves.
About Flor Padilla //
Flor Padilla was born in Lima in 1980. As a first career, she studied Zootechnics at the National Agrarian University of La Molina. In 2008, following her dreams, she entered the ENSABAP (National School of Fine Arts) and graduated in 2013. Since then, she has dedicated herself to the world of art, holding various exhibitions nationally and internationally. Her works invite us to immerse ourselves in a magical and fantasy world, to return to our childhood and remember that it is never too late to follow our dreams.
About Ronald Compánoca //
Born in Arequipa, Peru in 1981. He graduated from the School of Arts at the National University of San Agustín in Arequipa in 2002. He has won several awards in painting competitions and has exhibited his artwork in Europe and Central America.
The tendency of his art is magical realism with a surrealist bent. The most frequent theme in his works is playful with harlequins, conjurers, magicians, circus acts and mysterious characters in dark environments and with an important presence of animals. The artwork of this Peruvian painter is also characterized by his chiaroscuro technique, like Rembrandt, with a limited range of color that invites the viewer to contemplate and immerse themselves in the world created by the artist.
The Art of Antiquity
An academic investigation of the deities and narratives of ancient antiquity with a nod to their classical renditions from art history.
Tyler Hughes, Valerie Savarie, Linda Delahaye, Shinya Takanezawa, Genevive Zacconi, Rory Macdonald, Yusei Abe, Kit Curry, Julia Jenkins Alexandra Verhoven, Marc Le Rest, Stephanie Rew, Bill Ross, Brian Sostrom, Valery Vecu Quitard, Daniel Williams, Lucy Havard.
Guardian of the Forest
Ring of Solomon
Just Beneath the Surface
A Way Out